For the master to be liable the servant’s act had to be within the area of the authority given to him.
 EngR 2573, (1795) 1 Salk 282, (1795) 91 ER 247 (C)
England and Wales
Cited – Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc SC 2-Mar-2016
The claimant had been assaulted and racially abused as he left a kiosk at the respondent’s petrol station by a member of staff. A manager had tried to dissuade the assailant, and the claim for damages against the supermarket had failed at first . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.354918